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Mike Martin

Oxford ready to welcome Texas fans

Between returning Ole Miss alumnus and UT fans, Oxford could see 100,000 additional people in town this weekend. Area emergency responders and city and university officials are gearing up for what could be record-breaking crowds Saturday. (September 14, 2012, Page 1A, 2A)

Are we ready to follow Game Day rules?

With close to 50,000 football fans expected in Oxford this weekend, city and University of Mississippi officials are asking everyone to adhere to local laws in regards to parking, smoking and drinking. (August 31, 2012, Page 1A, 8A)

Aldermen consider police car take-home policy

The members of the Oxford Board of Aldermen collectively said they would be more likely to support the Oxford Police Department’s request to adopt a patrol car take-home policy if it was restricted to officers living within the city limits. (August 22, 2012, Page 9)

No road fatalities reported

The Mississippi Highway Patrol reported no fatal wrecks in the Oxford-Lafayette County area — or anywhere in Mississippi for that matter — during the long Memorial Day weekend. (May 29, 2012, Page 1, 2)

Law officers expand patrols

Local law enforcement officers will be out in force this Memorial Day Weekend to make sure no one spends their holiday grieving the loss of a loved one due to the lack of a seat belt or a drunk driver. (May 25, 2012, Page 1A, 12A)

Share the road

As Oxford hangs on to its Biker Friendly Community status for four more years, several riders took part in the Ride of Silence earlier this week to honor fallen cyclists. (May 18, 2012, Page 1B)

Festival attracts crowd

Whether if was the gorgeous weather, the strong music lineup, the many quality food and art vendors or a combination of all these attractions, the annual Double Decker Arts Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Square this weekend. (April 30, 2012, Page 1, 14)

Local man found safe after lengthy search

An Oxford man was found in Water Valley this morning after area law enforcement officers spent all night searching for him. Ron DeWitt was jogging on the Rail Trails at about 5 p.m. and for unknown reasons, kept running until he got to Water Valley. The case is under investigation. (April 27, 2012, Page 2A)

Locking your doors – necessary and smart

Do you lock your car doors at night at your house? Do you lock them when you run into a store? Apparently, Editor Don Whitten writes, you’d be advised to start if you don’t do that already with the increasing number of vehicle burglaries and thefts. (March 30, 2012, Page 4A)

Taxi bus injures three UM students this weekend

Three University of Mississippi students were injured Saturday when a Hotty Toddy Taxi bus ran into a crowd of people waiting for a ride. (March 5, 2012, Page 1A)

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